Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel


youth, scripture literacy

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Brother Howard enjoys teaching his students, and his students look forward to coming to class because they know they will learn important gospel truths. But there is a problem: students are not reading their scriptures as often or as carefully as they should. After careful consideration, Brother Howard decides to encourage students to complete their daily scripture reading by assigning course grades based, in part, on how often they read, and giving students daily quizzes that ask them to recall information from their reading. Brother Howard also plans a series of rewards if students complete their reading for a set number of days. The rewards include games, parties, and free time. He feels like this will provide a balanced approach for motivating his students to complete their daily scripture reading. A “carrot” and a “stick,” so to speak.